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Philip Hoare

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, review

The havoc humans have wreaked on our fellow species is documented in Elizabeth Kolbert's 'The Sixth Extinction', finds Philip Hoare

White Beech by Germaine Greer, review

On the shores of New South Wales, a coast along which, even now, one could imagine James Cook sailing past on the Endeavour, is a whaling port that goes by the name of Eden.

Down to the Sea in Ships by Horatio Clare, review

"Land is danger; sea is safety.” Any reader of Horatio Clare’s wonderful new book might well conclude the opposite by the time he or she puts it down.

The Triumph of Human Empire by Rosalind Williams, review

Philip Hoare applauds Rosalind Williams's literary history of progress, change and watery utopias

Private Lives: How Noël Coward's drama about champagne-fuelled hedonists retains its cocktail power

Of all Coward's plays, Private Lives remains the most pristine, elegant example of his art. It is deceptively simple. "Minimal as an art deco curve," wrote John Lahr of The New Yorker, "Private Lives matched its content: a plotless play for purposeless pe

Private Lives: cocktail power

Of all Coward's plays, Private Lives remains the most pristine, elegant example of his art. It is deceptively simple. "Minimal as an art deco curve," wrote John Lahr of The New Yorker, "Private Lives matched its content: a plotless play for purposeless pe

Feral by George Monbiot, review

Philip Hoare is enchanted George Monbiot's 'Feral', a call for the return of bear, beaver and bison to Britain.